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Tags: collaboration, extend learning day, free, iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, learning, new feature, portable, slide show, tenkely, update, voice thread
What it is: Voice Thread is an amazing site that just keeps getting better! Voice Thread is the site that makes outstanding web 2.0 slide shows interactive and collaborative. You can read my original posts about Voice Thread here. Voice Thread came out with an outstanding new update yesterday, the ability to take your Voice Thread’s with you via an iPod!!! Whenever you export a Voice Thread, you now have the option to download a full sized, high resolution movie version or one that has been formatted to go directly onto you iPod, or iPhone- how sweet is that?! Additional new features include the ability to clone your Voice Thread so that you can have a backup copy or a copy of the same Thread to use with different audiences. Voice Thread now supports Microsoft Office 2007 formats when uploading into your Voice Threads with Microsoft Photo Story 3 video supporting coming.
How to integrate the Voice Thread Updates into the classroom: So, why am I so excited about the new Voice Thread features? The ability to save a Voice Thread onto an iPod or iPhone opens up a whole new realm of possibilities in the classroom. Now you can create learning activities with Voice Thread that are portable for your students. You can extend your students learning day with a Voice Thread based on your curriculum and the students needs using an iPod. Math explinations, sight words, phonics, and read alongs can all be created with Voice Thread and uploaded onto the iPod. Create a reading buddies program with pictures and sound using Voice Thread. To find out more about the Reading Buddies program click here.
Tips: If you haven’t used Voice Thread in your classroom yet, now is the perfect time to sign up for a free account and start!
Leave a comment and tell us how you are using Voice Thread in your classroom.